Poundland invests in communications upgrade

NextiraOne: Poundland deal

NextiraOne: Poundland deal

Value retailer Poundland is upgrading its communications systems across administrative and distribution functions.

The retailer has signed a contract with communications supplier NextiraOne to design, supply, implement and maintain its communications infrastructure. 

According to NextiraOne, the investment will ensure the company can continue to run efficient systems to keep it at the peak of the retail value sector. 

Poundland uses its core network to handle stock control, distribution, financial and staff management systems; and to integrate sales and stock information (via EPOS) with a 24/7 warehousing operation that dispatches over 650m items every year to the company’s retail outlets.

Mike Gray, director of IT at Poundland, said: “Operating in a highly competitive retail environment, Poundland’s strategy has always been to invest in the systems that will allow us to run our retail and warehouse operation with the highest levels of efficiency. 

“With a growing organisation and rapid turnover of goods, we need dependable systems that are reliable, resilient, and provide high speed communications. 

“NextiraOne has delivered the infrastructure and managed the network for us for many years and we are very happy with the service they have provided. This new contract is a logical extension of that trusted relationship and a further step in our strategy of building the best systems for our growing business.”

According to NextiraOne, its solution will deliver faster communications with improved management for the company’s main headquarters in the West Midlands and the warehousing sites. It is designed to provide greater bandwidth for new systems and applications and to allow for future growth, meeting the current and future business demands of Poundland’s IT.